Victim Location 88346
Total money lost $73,000
Type of a scam Counterfeit Product
I was contacted by Bluelight Realty Management to sell my timeshare and American Finance was the escrow company to hold the funds. After sending much money to close this transanction, all contact has ceased with both of these companies, no return to emails, phone calls not going thru. Be aware of these companies, they will take your life savings and destroy your life.
Victim Location 12207
Type of a scam Rental
I was contacted by Peter Lane of Silver City Properties with an offer to purchase my timeshare in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The buyer was supposedly a wealthy Asian vacation property developer who was interested in buying timeshares in the Playa Del Carmen area before the opening of a Dreamworks park (which was recently approved). The buyer put the purchase funds up front in escrow located at Banamex in Mexico City and controlled by the title company under Benjamin Carmona of American Finance SLP, LLC ( www.americanfinanceslp.com ). Eventually the story unfold that to avoid the tax on the sale it will be necessary to file some paperwork with the Mexican Consulate which Silver City will take care of for a sizeable fee. The buyer offers to cover the fee and places the money in escrow. This is where I’ve cut off the dialog since it appears the next step will be that I will be asked to send the filing fees in advance to closing (under the assumption they will be returned along with the closure of the purchase). I believe this is a Mexican Time Share Wire Scam.